Which Browser do you hate & why?

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  • Internet Explorer.

    9 50.00%
  • FireFox.

    5 27.78%
  • Chrome.

    2 11.11%
  • Opera.

    5 27.78%
  • Maxthon.

    3 16.67%
  • Other - State in your post.

    4 22.22%
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    Senior Member t34b4g5's Avatar
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    Post Which Browser do you hate & why?

    Greetz.

    The Poll is Multiple Choice, so choose the Browser/s that you dislike the most for your vote. )

    Thought i'd start a thread and see which browser is most disliked & why, and which Browser is sort of liked & why?

    so dust of those Flame suits as in this thread anything can happen, and i'll allow the FanBoy's to go hog wild in here.
    Last edited by t34b4g5; November 1st, 2009 at 08:44 AM.

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    boy that's a tough one. I guess it's between IE, chrome, and Firefox, but if there were only those choices I would probably use Firefox, because while it has no native features to speak of, it is extensible.

    The only advantage chrome has over IE is that it's a very light fast program. Otherwise they're pretty close. I guess I don't really know

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    I don't like Internet Explorer because I "have" to use it in certain situations. Mind you that is as much the fault of the websites & applications I am updating. I have no problem with the product itself. I still run a few Windows 2000 boxes so v6 isn't my browser of choice for security reasons.

    My problem with FireFox came when I went to 3.5 and it screwed my system and all the other browsers apart from Opera! I am currently running 3.0.15 which is fine. I guess I will give 3.5.x another go after Christmas.

    To be honest, this is a POS of a machine though .............but it does run XP SP3 which isn't bad for a 1999 box?................it should have been able to handle 3.5 IMO.
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    well I'm not so sure. My box isn't that old and I immediately noticed a performance hit when upgrading to 3.5. Thing took forever to open. I was using Firefox as a secondary browser for certain situations. I have my main browser set to open Firefox passing it the current URL just by right clicking and then left clicking. After that upgrade I switched it to chrome. Opens 10 times faster.

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    JPnyc,


    To be honest I really must try FF 3.5 on a reasonable bit of kit just to check the findings.

    This thing is dying I am sure..............it will only run a 100MHz FSB so an Athlon XP1900+ will only go at 1200 MHz. It used to go at just under 1600?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........................ this is a hard one, given that the MoBo is from 1999 and probably an ECS. I happen to have found a "new" AMD Duron 1300 that would probably suit it..............on the other hand I have also found an ASUS MoBo that will go up to around AthlonXP3000+, so would run the 1900+ at its true potential?

    Awww soddit..................it doesn't take that long to rebuild

    EDIT:

    Just loaded it..............and it seems to work!!!...........not sure of times though, so I will check and report back; but it seemed slightly better than the v.2.x.x I was using.
    Last edited by nihil; November 1st, 2009 at 03:23 PM.
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    I didn't realize it was multiple choice until after I hit the submit button, otherwise I would have voted for all of them.

    FF seems faster with 3.5.4 ... takes 5-10 seconds to open for me on a fresh boot. [Win7 Pro 64b - 3ghz dual core - 8 GB RAM] ... It is pretty quick in Ubuntu as well, but I don't recall the version off hand. It is the browser I use most often, but still seems use huge amounts of memory.

    Chrome is fast enough at first, but it starts slowing down, and eventually gets to the point where I just have to close it and reopen it.

    Opera is alright, if it can display the page I am trying to view correctly.

    Isn't Maxthon just the internet explorer engine with a different interface? I haven't used it since it was called MyIE2, but it seems like that was the case.

    IE is ok, I suppose. I haven't been too incredibly aggravated with IE8...

    I just wish there was a stable, lightweight browser, that didn't develop memory leaks, and could display pages correctly. Is that too much to ask?!
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    Wink

    Your a fussy little one arn't you Westin.

    anyhow i added those extra votes for you also

    also i remember i recommended k-meleon to you a few months back, how did you get on with that?

    i know at first it's a devil to configure but once you learn the menu's were everything is located it is a tuff little lightweight browser.

    Also there are a head of FF addons that are being ported to work with it also.

    Anyhow if you want help setting it up etc then send me a PM.

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    I tried K-Meleon for a while, at first I loved it, but it started locking up/crashing on me, so I switched back to FF [that is not to say that FF does not lock up/crash on me either, just less often]... I might give KM a bit to mature, and then try it again. I kind of feel the same way about chrome, I really like it for the first 20-30 minutes I have it open, but then it gets all 'ate-up with suck' [as Seth Misenar would say]...

    And no I am NOT fussy... *sniffs*

    I appreciate the recount. :-P
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    Hmm locking up / crashing, i've never experienced that effect

    would it just randomly lockup etc, or were you able to replicate it?

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    I would usually have 5-6 tabs open with various websites, and the whole thing would just disappear. I couldn't find any particular action that would cause it.

    FF on the other hand crashes everytime I try to open a Procurve config page. So I just use IE for that.

    Like I said, I will probably give KM another shot eventually... I might put it on a few systems, so I can make sure that it wasn't just a problem with the particular box I was using it on.
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